Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club

1010 Midland Rd,

Southern Pines, North Carolina NC 28387

  • Office

    +1 (800) 323 2114
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 692 2114
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 692 1461
  • Golf pro

    Brett Harless (PGA, Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Original design by Donald Ross with later modifications by Kyle Franz (2013).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Just across Midland Road, and under common ownership, is the world renowned Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. Pine Needles is another Donald Ross layout, and the second course (after Mid Pines) to be built in the Knollwood area, between Pinehurst and Southern Pines. It is an 18-hole par-71 Championship course measuring 7015 yards from the Medal tees.






How to get there:

3.5 miles E of Pinehurst Traffic Circle

From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the 2-East (Midland Rd) direction Southern Pines. After 3.5 miles turn right into Mid Pines entrance.

Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1921

Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club is home to a layout that can be counted as one of the most natural and picturesque in Pinehurst's glittering array of sandhills golf courses. Masterfully designed by Donald Ross, and always immaculately presented, the Mid Pines course was created in an era when finesse, style and charm were the priorities. Over-powering a golf course with 350-yard drives was just not part of the golfing lexicon.

At just over 6,700 yards from the tips, the layout here is not overly long by modern standards. However, the undulating terrain, relative tightness of the fairways, superb greenside bunkering and subtly sloping greens will ensure your game is thoroughly examined in this delightfully wooded setting. Apart from a few attractive and well-spaced houses that border the 10th fairway, nothing intrudes on the naturalness of this beautiful course.

Tall, majestic pines and occasional oaks give the holes their definition, while blossoming dogwoods and magnolias add extra splashes of colour in the spring. A carpet of pine needles beneath the trees makes ball-finding relatively easy, although accuracy from the tee will serve you better here than wayward power-hitting. This sandhills gem, comes to a fitting finale with the green of the uphill par-4 18th wonderfully framed by the impressive Mid Pines Inn.

Stay&Play: luxury onsite accommodation available in the Mid Pines Inn and nearby Pine Needles Lodge (o.5 mi) (see Where2Stay section below).

List of courses: Pinehurst, NC


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (end-March thru' mid-June): Mon-Wed $235; Thur-Sun $265. Golf cart included. In fall season (mid-Sept thru' mid-Nov): $185/$205.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Walking permitted. Caddies available (if pre-booked). Mid Pines is a member of the US Kids Golf Family-Friendly Course Program, making it easier for young golfers to enjoy the game.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

In the 1910's, the Tufts family (founders of the Pinehurst village, resort and hotel) wanted to meet the rapidly increasing demand for golf in the Pinehurst area. They turned their attention to the Knollwood area, between Pinehurst and Southern Pines, and commissioned Donald Ross to build a new golf course. In 1921 Knollwood (later renamed as Mid Pines) was opened and exists today much as it did then.

After the Second World War, Frank and Maisie Cosgrove acquired, restored and continued the development of Mid Pines. One of their three daughters would marry Julius Boros, who became Head Professional at Mid Pines; he also went on to collect two US Open titles and a US PGA Championship.

Mid Pines is now owned by the Bell family, of whom Peggy Kirk Bell (1921-2016) is a World Golf Hall of Famer. The family also own the golf and accommodation facilities at Pine Needles and Southern Pines. The Bells have been instrumental in returning these three Donald Ross-designed golf courses to their place as "jewels of the Sandhills".

Published ranking

North Carolina's 24th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 86th best public access course (Golf Digest, 2023).


  • Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club

    1010 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387

    +1 (910) 692 2114

    Visit website

    Built in 1921, the Mid Pines Inn presents a wonderful balance of old-time charm and modern amenities in its 112-room Georgian-style inn sitting atop a knoll overlooking the 18th hole. The recently renovated building offers fine dining, wood-paneled reading rooms graced by vintage photographs and rooms with modern conveniences.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Mid Pines (and Pine Needles just o.5 miles away).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; National; The Carolina; Southern Pines; Whispering Pines (East and West courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); Pit Golf Links; Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).

  • Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

    1005 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387

    +1 (910) 692 7111

    Visit website

    Casual elegance with warm charm and gracious hospitality has been the legacy of the Bell family since 1953. The chalet-style Pinewood Lodges are connected by covered walkways to the clubhouse, which contains the full-service dining room, the In the Rough Lounge, and the golf shop.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pine Needles (and Mid Pines just o.5 miles away).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; National; The Carolina; Southern Pines; Whispering Pines (East and West courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); Pit Golf Links; Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).

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